Choosing your languages

Applies to Windows only

You can submit apps to the Windows Store in over 100 languages.

We divide these languages into two groups:

  • Certification languages— languages that we support when confirming that your app meets our certification requirements. Your app must support at least one of these languages.
  • Allowable languages—languages that we support but do not use as part of the certification process. Your app can support as many of these languages as you like, as long as it supports at least one of the certification languages.

See Guidelines and checklist for globalizing your app and How to manage language and region (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML) to learn more about configuring languages in your apps. We also have a Multilingual App Toolkit to help you write apps that support multiple languages.

Note   A list of localized Windows Store terms is available in the App marketing guidelines topic.

Certification languages

These are the certification languages that the Windows Store supports. Your app must support at least one of these languages.

Language nameSupported language codes
Arabicar, ar-sa, ar-ae, ar-bh, ar-dz, ar-eg, ar-iq, ar-jo, ar-kw, ar-lb, ar-ly, ar-ma, ar-om, ar-qa, ar-sy, ar-tn, ar-ye
Bulgarianbg, bg-bg
Chinese (Simplified)zh-Hans, zh-cn, zh-hans-cn, zh-hans-sg
Chinese (Traditional)zh-Hant, zh-hk, zh-tw, zh-hant-hk, zh-hant-mo, zh-hant-tw
Croatianhr, hr-hr, hr-ba
Czechcs, cs-cz
Danishda, da-dk
Dutchnl, nl-nl, nl-be
Englishen, en-au, en-ca, en-gb, en-ie, en-in, en-nz, en-sg, en-us, en-za, en-bz, en-hk, en-id, en-jm, en-kz, en-mt, en-my, en-ph, en-pk, en-tt, en-vn, en-053, en-021, en-029, en-011, en-018, en-014
Estonianet, et-ee
Finnishfi, fi-fi
Frenchfr, fr-be , fr-ca , fr-ch , fr-fr , fr-lu, fr-015, fr-cd, fr-ci, fr-cm, fr-ht, fr-ma, fr-mc, fr-ml, fr-re, frc-latn, frp-latn, fr-155, fr-029, fr-021, fr-011
Germande, de-at, de-ch, de-de, de-lu, de-li
Greekel, el-gr
Hebrewhe, he-il
Hindihi, hi-in
Hungarianhu, hu-hu
Indonesianid, id-id
Italianit, it-it, it-ch
Japaneseja , ja-jp
Koreanko, ko-kr
Latvianlv, lv-lv
Lithuanianlt, lt-lt
Norwegiannb, nb-no, no, no-no
Polishpl, pl-pl
Portuguesept, pt-br
Portuguese (Portugal)pt-pt
Romanianro, ro-ro
Russianru , ru-ru
Serbian (Latin)sr-Latn, sr-latn-cs, sr, sr-latn-ba, sr-latn-me, sr-latn-rs
Slovaksk, sk-sk
Sloveniansl, sl-si
Spanishes, es-cl, es-co, es-es, es-mx, es-ar, es-bo, es-cr, es-do, es-ec, es-gt, es-hn, es-ni, es-pa, es-pe, es-pr, es-py, es-sv, es-us, es-uy, es-ve, es-019, es-419
Swedishsv, sv-se, sv-fi
Thaith, th-th
Turkishtr, tr-tr
Ukrainianuk, uk-ua

 

Allowable languages

These are the additional languages that the Windows Store supports. Your app can support as many of these languages as you like (in addition to one or more of the certification languages).

Language nameSupported language codes
Afrikaansaf, af-za
Albaniansq, sq-al
Amharicam, am-et
Armenianhy, hy-am
Assameseas, as-in
Azerbaijaniaz-arab, az-arab-az, az-cyrl, az-cyrl-az, az-latn, az-latn-az
Basque (Basque)eu, eu-es
Belarusianbe, be-by
Banglabn, bn-bd, bn-in
Bosnianbs, bs-cyrl, bs-cyrl-ba, bs-latn, bs-latn-ba
Catalanca, ca-es, ca-es-valencia
Cherokeechr-cher, chr-cher-us, chr-latn
Dariprs, prs-af, prs-arab
Filipinofil, fil-latn, fil-ph
Gaelicgd-gb, gd-latn
Galiciangl, gl-es
Georgianka, ka-ge
Gujaratigu, gu-in
Hausaha-latn, ha-latn-ng
Icelandicis, is-is
Igboig-latn, ig-ng
Inuktitut (Latin)iu-cans, iu-latn, iu-latn-ca
Irishga, ga-ie
isiXhosaxh, xh-za
isiZuluzu, zu-za
Kannadakn, kn-in
Kazakhkk, kk-kz
Khmerkm, km-kh
K'iche'quc-latn, qut-gt, qut-latn
Kinyarwandarw, rw-rw
KiSwahilisw, sw-ke
Konkanikok, kok-in
Kurdishku-arab, ku-arab-iq
Kyrgyzky-kg, ky-cyrl
Luxembourgishlb, lb-lu
Macedonianmk, mk-mk
Malayms, ms-bn, ms-my
Malayalamml, ml-in
Maltesemt, mt-mt
Maorimi, mi-latn, mi-nz
Marathimr, mr-in
Mongolian (Cyrillic)mn-cyrl, mn-mong, mn-mn, mn-phag
Nepaline, ne-np
Norwegiannn, nn-no
Odiaor, or-in
Persianfa, fa-ir
Punjabipa, pa-arab, pa-arab-pk, pa-deva, pa-in
Quechuaquz, quz-bo, quz-ec, quz-pe
Serbian (Cyrillic)sr-cyrl, sr-cyrl-ba, sr-cyrl-cs, sr-cyrl-me, sr-cyrl-rs
Sesotho sa Leboanso, nso-za
Setswanatn, tn-bw, tn-za
Sindhisd-arab, sd-arab-pk, sd-deva
Sinhalasi, si-lk
Tajik (Cyrillic)tg-arab, tg-cyrl, tg-cyrl-tj, tg-latn
Tamilta, ta-in
Tatartt-arab, tt-cyrl, tt-latn, tt-ru
Telugute, te-in
Tigrinyati, ti-et
Turkmentk-cyrl, tk-latn, tk-tm, tk-latn-tr, tk-cyrl-tr
Urduur, ur-pk
Uyghurug-arab, ug-cn, ug-cyrl, ug-latn
Uzbek (Latin)uz-cyrl, uz-latn, uz-latn-uz
Vietnamesevi, vi-vn
Welshcy, cy-gb
Wolofwo, wo-sn
Yorubayo-latn, yo-ng

 

 

 

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